Whicker's World—("Whicker Island") Alan Whicker (b. 1925) hosted his travel/
interview shows around the world, working for the Tonight program in the 1950s,
then producing such shows as Whicker Down Under, Whicker on Top of the
Author: Darl Larsen
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Performing Arts
Known for its outrageous humor, occasionally controversial content, and often silly spirit, Monty Python's Flying Circus poked fun at nearly everything. Indeed, many of the allusions and references in the program were routinely obscure, and therefore, not always understood or even noticed. This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions of this landmark series. In this resource, virtually every allusion and reference that appeared in an episode is identified and explained. Organized chronologically by episode, each entry is listed alphabetically, indicates what sketch it appeared in, and is cross-referenced between episodes. Scholars and fans who already appreciate the silliness of the Pythons can also enjoy the acculturated know-it-all-ness of their heroes.